New Las Vegas location on tap for The Rental Show 2013

April 27, 2011

When The Rental Show returns to Las Vegas in two years, it will be to a new venue: the Sands Expo and Convention Center. The Venetian and The Palazzo will be the headquarters hotels. The Rental Show 2013 will be Feb. 10-13, keeping with the current Sunday through Wednesday schedule. The move further north on …

Portable, heavy-duty Yellow Jacket® fan for industrial use

April 19, 2011

The Yellow Jacket portable fan from the Big Ass Fan Company® takes abuse and stays in use. Five years in development, it’s designed for incredible flexibility, quiet operation and long-term durability; it will never need to be replaced, according to the manufacturer. The new design offers: heavy-gauge steel carriage engineered to withstand the harshest environments …

IFF announces 2011 Innovation Award deadline: July 15

April 14, 2011

The purpose of the IFF Innovation Award is to inspire companies from all over the world to not only come up with great ideas, but make them happen. According to Beth Hungiville, Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) managing director, “We want to tell the stories of great specialty fabric manufacturers and suppliers who have challenged the …

Rental industry actively trending upward, reflecting industry optimism for 2011

April 4, 2011

Attendance at The Rental Show 2011 displayed a marked increase over 2010, reflecting a renewed optimistic attitude throughout the rental industry. The show was held Feb. 27–March 2 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. According to Christine Wehrman, American Rental Association CEO, “Attendees demonstrated they were here to buy equipment, strengthen their …

Custom farmers market features pop-up tents

April 1, 2011

Denver Tent Co. fabricates a consistent look for a California farmers market. Farmers markets across the United States are popping up as fast as pop-up tents. In 2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture put the number of markets at more than 6,100—a 16 percent increase over the 2009 count. Most of these markets feature delectable …

Big tops on the big screen

Aztec Tents manufactures historical circus tents for “Water for Elephants.” A chapter of tent history hits theaters this month with the worldwide release of the movie “Water for Elephants,” featuring tents by Aztec Tents of Torrance, Calif. Based on the novel by Sara Gruen, “Water for Elephants: A Novel” tells the story of a veterinary …

Mahaffey Fabric Structures wins shelter contract

Mahaffey Fabric Structures, Memphis, Tenn., was awarded a contract for more than $16.5 million in December to provide shelter at Fort Polk, La. Mahaffey will shelter up to 6,000 soldiers a month. The company opened a field office on the base and will run the contract independently from its special events division. The contract allowed …

Jaslow joins R. A. Markert & Assoc.

Eric Jaslow has joined R. A. Markert & Assoc. as a field sales and service representative for Eureka! Tents in the Lower Hudson Valley, New York City, and Nassau and Suffolk counties in New York State and in the southwestern Connecticut area.

Aztec hires McWilliams and Matyasovsky

Aztec Tents, Torrance, Calif., has hired Brant McWilliams as regional account manager for the Midwest U.S. region and Dave Matyasovsky as regional account manager for the Northwest U.S. region.

TopTec Event Tents hires Holmes

TopTec Event Tents, Moore, S.C., has hired Christine Holmes as director of marketing.